The Kids’ Book of Death and Dying
by and for kids
Lately, all the books I have come in contact with have been depression and death oriented. I wonder if I am putting out some kind of bad vibe lately? Hmmm. Of course death and dying as a subject matter are appropriate topics for both adults and kids. This particular title, with the overly cheerful tone is bothersome. My first instinct was to laugh when I picked this title up. Don’t forget that all materials can age and even if the content is great, the title and cover art can put off a a potential user.
Dying to be your librarian,
Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs
Good Lord! Every time I think I have weeded these another one pops up. It is starting to feel like “whack a mole”. If you are a regular on this blog, you know we have featured quite a few from this series. When will the madness end? More ridiculous photos illustrate this volume too. Enjoy and anyone want to hazard a guess on how long before another one comes up on my radar? Give you a hint: the inside flap tells me are over 30 volumes in Series 2 and over 20 in series 1 so I am guessing something will pop again before too long.
Busy with ‘Bad Trips’ to the stacks,
Never Say Yes To A Stranger
I plucked this from a youth non fiction collection of a small library. Was ready to toss just because its old, but the content starting creeping me out and I kept thinking this was a bit too graphic and scary for youth. This book is filled with kidnapping scenarios that would scare the wits out of anyone. I like the idea of stranger awareness but this one is just too much. Using photos, the author illustrates an actual abduction and resolution. Very detailed. Keep in mind I have only included about half the number of pictures, but you will get the drift of the story. Continue reading